AceShowbiz - Congratulations are in order for Vanessa Villela and her fiance Tom Fraud. The "Selling Sunset" star took to her Instagram account to share that she's been engaged after Tom proposed to her at sunset at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
On Sunday, January 30, the Netflix star shared a slew of pictures and a video from the happy moment. The clip saw Vanessa almost being brought to tears while Tom got down on one knee with a ring on his hands. After she said yes, the newly-engaged couple celebrated the moment by sealing their engagement with a kiss as beautiful sunset was displayed in the background.
"Two souls one heart! I SAID YESSSSSS," the luxury real estate agent wrote in the caption. She then recalled how she first met her soon-to-be husband, writing, "One year ago I met the man of my dreams the one makes my heart skip every time, the man that makes me better in every single way, the man that I respect, adore, admire, and love with all my heart."
Further gushing over her photographer fiance, Vanessa said, "You came into my life when I least expected it and you came to make my dreams come true. Our love story is like a movie and you are my prince!! I always dreamed that I will find someone that will love the way I do and I could give my heart fully, thank youuu for coming into my life mi amore!"
"I can't believe I manifested you, the man that is what I always dreamt and more, I can't believe that I am living this life, sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming and I have to pinch myself to know that is a dream but in real life. You paint the stars in my heart and even when I think it can't be possible to be better there you go painting more stars in it," she added. "You are my best friend, my man, my pajaro, my hero, my everything."
The telenovela star-turned-realtor concluded her lengthy captioned, "TE AMO @tomfraud Thank you for making me the happiest girl in the galaxy. My future husband to be."
Her "Selling Sunset" co-stars left congratulatory messages in the comment section. Christine Quinn was among them as she wrote, "OMG IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! You were meant for love and you found your other half!" Emma Hernan added, "CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for you guys."
Jason Oppenheim, Vanessa's boss and the owner of Oppenheim Group, left several clapping hands emojis. Meanwhile, Heather Rae Young's husband Tarek El Moussa commented, "Yes!!!!!!!!!" alongside multiple fire and heart emojis.
The exciting news arrived after it was revealed that Vanessa tested positive for COVID-19, shortly before the production of "Selling Sunset" season 5 was set to start back in August. "Out of 11 weeks of filming, I was sick for five. I got COVID in August and we started filming right in that moment, so obviously they couldn't wait for me," Vanessa told Page Six at the time. "I had a very strong COVID case. My case, it's still going actually. It's called long COVID. I'm still dealing with it."
Vanessa and Tom have been dating for a year before the big moment. Prior to this, the Mexican actress, who joined "Selling Sunset" in season 4, dated Cuban actor Mario Cimarro. The pair, however, called it quits in 2013 after four years together.